1. Kentucky's Supporting Cast Needs to Make a Statement

    Kentucky beat Austin Peay 90-69 Saturday in front of a Rupp Arena crowd of 23,938.   Actually, let me rephrase that...

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  2. The Right, Wrong About Bob Knight's Shot at Kentucky's John Calipari

    Bob Knight, like so many former college basketball coaches and players, is a professional analyst. Knight jumped straight to working at the highest level. At ESPN. At the four-letter network every aspiring journalist attempts to reach...

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  3. Rick Pitino's Pregame Speech Delivered for Louisville Cardinals Fans

    A one-game turnaround for Louisville Wednesday night further fueled the notion that coach Rick Pitino is in control of the situation. That he has no plans to make reservations for the National Invitational Tournament...

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  4. Kentucky, Syracuse Deserve Some No. 1 Love

    Let’s be honest. No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Texas haven’t played anyone, and in turn, nobody has played them close. That might speak to the Jayhawks’ and Longhorns’ talent, depth, and overall dominance...

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  5. The Big East Is Not Down; Just Different Up Top

    There are 11 undefeated teams left in college basketball; four from the Big East Conference.The Associated Press ranks 25 teams a week; six represent the Big East...

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  6. Rick Pitino, Louisville One Game From Hitting the Panic Button

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino has often blamed a microwave society for criticisms aimed at his basketball team. Pitino says people want things too quickly—a perfect non-conference record for ...

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  7. Kentucky's John Calipari Earning His Massive Paycheck

    Kentucky coach John Calipari made it obvious why he’s the highest-paid member of the Commonwealth in Saturday’s 90-73 win over Indiana...

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  8. Tennessee Gearing Up for SEC Race Against Kentucky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Tennessee Volunteers know what it takes to turn the SEC East into at least a two-horse race with the Kentucky Wildcats...

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  9. Five Reasons Why Louisville Might Not Spark a Turnaround This Season

    It’s practically a Rick Pitino trademark for how his Louisville Cardinals run a season. They start slow, losing to a few schools they should have instead rolled, and storm through the Big East and into March on a hot streak...

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  10. Kentucky, John Wall Showcase Potential Against North Carolina

    Twenty minutes had passed, and North Carolina looked like the team with the porous defense, youth out the wazoo, and the inability to execute its own offense. No. 5 Kentucky forced the No. 10 Tar Heels into 11 first-half turnovers...

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  11. Kentucky Will Be Unfairly Scrutinized Over North Carolina Results

    The Kentucky Wildcats are in limbo seven games into the season. Is coach John Calipari’s first Kentucky team, full of youth and loaded with potential, overrated or deserving of its No...

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  12. Unsightly November Loss? That's Rick Pitino Basketball

    The critics shouldn't call Louisville's 76-71 loss at Nevada Las Vegas on Saturday an upset.   Quite frankly, it was just a prime example of Rick Pitino basketball...

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  13. Louisville's Success Hinges on Jared Swopshire's Numbers

    The question of whether the Louisville Cardinals will replace Terrence Williams’ and Earl Clark’s production is looming large. Yet the answer is relatively small...

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  14. John Calipari, Young Kentucky Team Starting To Mesh

    Kentucky’s defense was so bad against Sam Houston State, even the Wildcats found it funny. So Head Coach John Calipari said Kentucky (4-0) responded Friday by learning how to defend ...

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  15. Surprise, Surprise: Louisville Strong Out of the Gate

    Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals spurned an early season trend in their 96-66 win over Arkansas last Wednesday night. They won an early season game, and they did so without a scare...

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  16. Kentucky's Opening Games Present Reality Check on Defense

    The Kentucky Wildcats’ first two games may not have yielded the overwhelming victories Big Blue fans anticipated. But if coach John Calipari truly expects Kentucky basketball to make a full recovery, two squeakers were just what the doctor ordered...

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  17. Ricky Carmichael's Infectious Fame Spiking Truck Series Expectations

    “Expectations” is a word that five-time AMA Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael has had to confront this year more than any other...

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  18. Keselowski Brothers Fight Different Battles on Same Track

    Brian and Brad Keselowski don't have much in common, at least outside of their day jobs driving NASCAR stock cars. One drives a fully sponsored car, while the other scraps for money, still racing for the family team...

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  19. Deciphering the Firing of Billy Gillispie: On, Off-Court Issues Discussed

    There are two sides to the Billy Gillispie coaching situation at Kentucky. One contingent of fans will argue that Gillispie was fired due to his antics and personality, not potential coaching ability...

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  20. College Basketball Weekend Update: Saturday Shakeups Adjust Top Seeds

    Big East Story Ends With a TwistIt took the perfect storm of another Connecticut loss to Pittsburgh, but Louisville completed its run through the Big East as conference champion...

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  21. College Basketball Weekend Update: Tournament Noise Begins to Build

    Opening Act: No. 18 LSU 73, Kentucky 70Kentucky’s Rupp Arena had an SEC Tournament feel when LSU rolled in looking to clinch a regular-season conference title, but the silence ...

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  22. Louisville-Georgetown: Q&A With the Hoyas' Ryan Pitino

    Monday night, Ryan Pitino will be stuck in the middle. A second-semester freshman at Georgetown University and son of Louisville coach Rick Pitino, Ryan has taken on a role at The Hoya, Georgetown's campus newspaper...

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  23. College Basketball Weekend Update: High Profile Matchups Take Backseat to Bubble

    Weekend HeadlinersNo. 23 Syracuse 98, Georgetown 94Stick a fork in the Hoyas—they’re done.Another loss to a mid-pack Big East team diminishes any reason Georgetown should remain in ...

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  24. College Basketball Weekend Update: Miami's McClinton Almost the Answer at Duke

    Weekend HeadlinersNo. 1 Connecticut 69, Michigan 61While ACC powers Duke, Clemson, and Wake Forest crumbled, UConn established its place as the No. 1 team in the country with a tighter than expected game against Michigan...

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  25. College Basketball Weekend Update: Wake Forest Out of Gas in ACC Race

    Weekend HeadlinersGeorgia Tech 76, No. 4 Wake Forest 74Tab Wake Forest as a team with a small gas tank. The Demon Deacons are 1-2 in follow-ups of big games, playing with hangovers against both Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech...

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